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unfolding in washington right now. any minute, dianne feinstein set to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons. along with the vice president joe biden, who will hold his own fire side chat on google plus this afternoon to talk about the president's sweeping and ambitious gun control plan, then in a matter of hours, the pent gaunt is set to make a ground breaking change. leon panetta will shatter the so-called brass ceiling and lift the ban on women serving on the front lines of combat. >> the most hard-bitten combat veterans knew this was inevitable, but the announcement yesterday sent shock waves through the military and pentagon. >> bottom line, it has to be done. it we want to be there, we should be there. if we choose to serve and have the physical capability to do so, we should be there. >> as we speak, happening right now, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that t
because senator dianne feinstein is introducing a bill to ban assault rifles and high capacity ammunition clips. tara mergener has more information now from capitol hill. >> reporter: dianne feinstein from california will introduce a bill banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> you need to do something about the guns. >> reporter: connecticut senators richard bloomenthal and chris murphy are cosponsoring the bill. they say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut proves there's a need to ban assault weapons. >> newtown fundamentally changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law-abiding citizens need the same technology the criminals have. >> that means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill, especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: and it may be tough to win over some of the public as well. on wednesday, sheri
with a perpetual attack on our second amendment rights. senator dianne feinstein kicking off this morning, rolling out new legislation and they would ban nearly 160 assault rifles and semi automatic weapons and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. nearly a dozen of those weapons on display at the news conference, including the so-called assault weapon used by the newtown, connecticut, shooter, atlanta. the senators placed the blame not on that young man with serious mental illness was left untreated, but rather on gun laws. >> weaken gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again. weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people are replicated for civil unions. lou: after four days of non-relativity from the president dispatched his vice president for a not so successful joe biden fireside chat made famous by fdr. not so successful because vice president biden undercut it with his own call for shotguns and more modest magazines. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than an assault weapon in someone's hands. even when he
both. >> thank you. >> thank you, megyn. >> megyn: when senator dianne feinstein followed out her weapons ban she brought out a pastor, and others, and what miss feinstein calls the cross lobby. and katie couric sitting down with the now famous notre dame football player discussing his role in a heart wrenching hoax about the death of a make believe girlfriend. did he convince you that he wasn't in on it. dr. keith ablow has some interesting insights after the break. the video of escape of a thief. how he handed up in the hands of the police and how he tried to get away and almost lost a important piece of clothing in the process. ♪ hi. i'm henry winkler. and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's called a reverse mortgage. [ male announcer ] call right now to receive your free dvd and booklet with no obligation. it answers questions like how a reverse mortgage works, how much you qualify for, the ways to receive your money, and more. plus, when you call now, you'll get this magnifier with l.e.d. light absolutely fre
in shannon bream. reporter: senator dianne feinstein acknowledges that it will be an uphill battle. this new measure would ban the sale and manufacture and transfer and importation of 157 specific garments, along with a broader group of other guns that will meet at a lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon is the sale and transfer and gifting of anything classified as an assault weapon. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to try up the supply of these weapons over time. therefore there is no sunset on the spell of. reporter: the children in the newtown, connecticut, massacre would likely still be alive, they say, if these guns off the market. just about every action the shooter cho, including that day, was already illegal. a spokesman for the nra said that it is disappointing, but not surprising that she, senator feinstein, is focused on curtailing the constitution instead of protecting -- excuse me, prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health care system. many say that they are not ready to support a new assault weapons ban. lou: thank you very m
crimes to obtain powerful military-style weapons. >> senator dianne feinstein following up on the promise to introduce a bill to ban more than 150 firearms as well as high capacity ammunition. now, it is the first piece of proposed gun control legislation since the tragic shooting in newtown last month and since president obama announced a set of proposals to curb violence. a "the washington post"/abc news poll released today shows a majority of americans in favor of the president's plan but as "the new york times" points out, it could hit roadblock of fellow democrats especially facing re-election next year. less than 30 minutes ago, vice president biden kicked off a live google chat for support of the plan. joining me now mark murray. so mark, interesting numbers out there. there was another poll indicating i believe it's about 22% of republicans believe that there needs to be some kind of gun control legislation. so we know there's a divide here but what we don't know is the plan from the white house specifically. will they put the president out on the road? what is the next full throt
, but no one should mistake our resolve to reduce the nuclear threat. >> in a few moments, dianne feinstein on a bill that will ban certain so-called assault weapons. >> personal-finance has been no start in 1930s with sylvia porter and is a spinoff of the 1930s. the 1930s are not from everything from hard economic times you see everything from alcoholics anonymous in the 1930s to nepal and thinking how they reached a very social activist movement. you know fascism, communism has a huge appeal. sylvia porter develops finance over a period of years and her goal is to educate people so the great depression will never happen again. but it's very much in a buy of its time an idea we can teach people certain skills and if they learn the skills will all be okay. >> california senator dianne feinstein proposed legislation today that would then so-called assault weapons and ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds. she was joined by other members of congress as well as police officers and mayors around the country. this is a little more than an hour. >> i want to thank all of you for coming to
. the story from chief congressional correspondent, dana bash. >> reporter: for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor mosconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america, was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were someone who was very close to a tragic shooting. but here at the launch of her push to renew the assault weapons ban, she answered in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body. and i was the one to put a finger in a bullet hole, trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> reporter: she put on an elaborate event, even getting special permission from d.c. and capitol police to display ten different types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the type of weapon the murderer used to kill children in newtown. >> the assault weapons were d
sponsor says it will take years. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were very close to that tragic shooting. but here at the launch, she announced it great detail. >> i was the one who found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, one you see what the crime scene is like, it changes your view of weapons. >> she put on an elaborate event. even getting permission from d.c. to display ten types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter uses to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on battlefields, not on the streets. >> reporter: this would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of assault-style weapons and ban large-capacity magazines of more than ten rounds of ammunition. it keeps legal most handguns
of hunting and sporting weapons. for senator dianne feinstein, this is a retooled version of her 1994 assault weapons ban that expired. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> reporter: gun violence is personal for feinstein. back in 1978, as a san francisco supervisor, she was first to discover harvey milk shot dead when he and the mayor were assassinated. the national rifle association responded to feinstein's proposal, saying in part: the american people know gun bans do not work, and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. today, in an online chat about guns, vice president biden was asked, if in a crisis like a natural disaster, citizens should be able to have assault weapons for their self defense. >> it's harder to use an assault weapon and hit something than it is a shotgun, okay? you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells. >> reporter: as the gun debate rages, "slate" magazine reports 1,200 americans have died in gun violence since newtown. and in pennsyl
came forward again and said she would do it again this year. california senator dianne feinstein, who herself became mayor of san francisco because the serving mayor of san francisco at the time was shot to death, senator feinstein today at this press conference made her case. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. we have tried to recognize legal hunting rights. we have tried to recognize legal defense rights. we have tried to recognize the right of a citizen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> i've watched the slaughter of so many people and i've met with so many victims over the years. and in congress nobody wanted to touch the issue. and the last several years the massacres were going on more and more. and going through it, i kept saying, what's wrong with all of us? how many people have to be killed before we do som
democrat dianne feinstein pushed an vault weapons ban through congress. can she do it again and is it the answer? she's with us this morning along with new york city's top cop ray kelly. as president begins his second term republicans are rethinking who they are and where they go here. >> we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays. we have to stay
. . >>> welcome. i'm don lemon. game on. the battle over gun control is kicking into high gear. dianne feinstein stood near this wall of guns flanked by police officers as she unveiled a tough bill that would ban assault weapons. the new bill would ban more than 100 specific models of firearms. semi automatic weapons with detachable magazines and high capacity magazines that use more than ten rounds of ammunition. lawmakers say the time to act is now. >> these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> i hope, i pray, and i believe that this horror in newtown, connecticut is our wake up call. our call as americans to act and to act now. what happened in newtown on december 14th, 2012 was an unspeakable tragedy. but what happens now? that is up to us. >> that last speaker was new congresswoman elizabeth etsy. the bill faces big hurdles. the nra staunchly opposes the bill. the cover of the journal reads siege a
. >> california senator dianne feinstein acknowledging her bill banning assault weapons faces an uphill challenge. joining me is democratic senator richard blumenthal. it is good to see you. thanks for being here. >> thank you, kraig. >> you just heard what senator feinstein said. what reforms do you think we can see enacted? >> an assault weapon ban and a prohibition on high clip capacities is doable. >> you think it is doable? >> i think it is. more likely background checks for all firearms purchases. right now 40% of them involve no background checks. convicted felon, fugitive, drug addict can walk into a store and buy a shopping cart full of ammunition and pay for it no questions asked. and improved background checks so that states report mental illnesses and commitments. >> i am glad you brought that last part up. politico earlier this week writing about the current system of background checks as, quote, ineffective. few states are submitting the required records to the federal database. why are these states not submitting these records? is it a question of inadequate resources or a lack of
in this country is just belied by all the statistics, and on assault weapons, as dianne feinstein pointed out, when we had an assault weapons ban in 1994, we saw assault weapons crime go down 66%, 70%. steve is right, the reason we see the nra as marketing assault weapons to 10-year-olds is because shooting sports like hunting are on the decrease, and what the nra is fundamentally trying to do and what this is all about, everything that they do is about selling more guns. and the parallels to the tobacco industry become very clear. it was when we realized that the tobacco industry was trying to sell cigarettes and tobacco products to children when there was a national revulsion in this doesn't, and i think if you ask most parents, they will tell you that they think the answer to most of our children's problems does not lie in getting more cross fire in our schools or cross fires in our play grounds. so i think this is, again, one of the things that shows the extremism, the out of touch nature, the tone deafness of the nra and its supporters and it's one of the things -- one of the reasons we
, i'm martha maccallum. this proposal we're talking about was unveiled by senator dianne feinstein. it bans the sale of more than 150 types of semiautomatics and magazines with more than 10 round of ammo. there was a display yesterday afternoon. this bill set in motion after the tragedy of course that happened in newtown, connecticut. >> our weak gun laws allow massive killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. bill: she says no guns are being taken away. people that have assault rifle will have to secure them. but the bill is facing tough opposition. tucker carlson, editor, daily caller. fox news contributor. good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: in a word do you expect it to go anywhere? >> i do not. for the reason it doesn't address the core problem. it is silly. most people are horrified by series of school shootings all of which were carried out by the mentally ill. the question is how do you keep firearms away from people with mental problems? this bill does not address that at all. instead it addresses law-abiding citizens who have guns
of these towns were scenes of mass shootings last year. california senator dianne feinstein is trying to prevent such shootings. she's introduced legislation that would ban certain types of military style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition. new york's police commissioner though, ray kelly, says while he applauds dianne feinstein and what she's doing, he told cbs' "face the nation" handguns are even bigger problems in cities like his. >> a lot was eliminated last year. but what we know is that he wasn't motivated for this person. "inspire" magazine in which he was the prime mover behind, the magazine or this is the article that he read that justified to him the killing of children -- the killing of women. >> the problem really is concealable handguns. only 2% of the people that we've arrested for guns in the last two years have had assault weapons. we don't want them on the streets. make no mistake about it. but the problem is the handgun. 60% of the murders in new york city are caused by handguns. >> white house correspondent brianna keilar joins me now. with feinstein's bill focusing
. >> sure. >> the other news this morning, a big push to ban assault weapons. dianne feinstein of california taking the lead in an effort to renew the ban. she made the announcement in dramatic fashion. flanked by survivors of gun violence and examples of ten different types of assault weapons, she was granted special clearance to display the weapons in washington including an ar-15. that is the kind of gun used to kill children in newtown. >> these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> so the goal is to get the weapons off the streets over time. paul steinhouser joins us now. feinstein is also providing exemptions here. >> reporter: she s she's almost reaching out to gun owners who use their weapons for hunting and sporting tachlt a listen to what she said at the news conference, john. >> the bill protects hunters and sportsmen by protecting 2200 specifically named weapons used for hunting or sportin
will show you all of that later in our schedule. here is some of what dianne feinstein had to say earlier today. [video clip] >> today my colleagues and i am are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than 10 rounds. let me briefly describe the legislation we are introducing. we prohibit 158 specifically named military style firearms. since the 1994 law expired, there has been an influx of new models of assault weapons. these models are more powerful, more lethal, and more technologically advanced than the weapons or in 1993. -- were in 1993. our bill. its other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine, and have one military characteristic. one criticism of the 1994 law is that it was 82 characteristic test that defined it, and that was too easy to work around. manufacturers to simply remove one of the characteristics, and the firearm was legal. the bill we are introducing today will make it much more difficult to work around
national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> next, senator dianne feinstein and others talk about the new proposed assault weapons ban. the bill would ban as a thick -- ban 150 specific types. this is one hour, 15 minutes. for coming today and i want to welcome you. this is a tough battle, so welcome. i'm pleased to be joined this morning by a cross section of americans who have been affected by gun violence. we have with us today, police chiefs, mayors, teachers, doctors, members of the clergy, mothers, gun safety groups, victims of gun violence and many others who care deeply about this issue. i would really like to thank my colleagues in the senate and the house who have chosen to stand together on this important issue. some of us have been working to prevent gun violence for decades. together we're introducing legislation to help in the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. you will hear from my colleagues in the senate. senator durbin, part of the leadership in the democratic side. senator schumer from new york who helped me in 1993 by hea
dianne feinstein introduce legislation. for the assault rifle ban. >> and our other top story is the bay area is getting ready to cheer on the 49ers. we are asking how much fans are willing to pay. and the this person says 0!. it is a rich man's game. >> and this me person said t i would be priceless. and collin said that he would pay also nothing they have had >> the superstitious. >> if you would like to let us know what you think. >> and earlier. after the $2,000 would include air fare. >> good luck with that. that is going to do it for us. >> thank you for watching we will be back here next weekend keeping up on the super bowl
to the proposals we hear like from senators dianne feinstein, reinstating the assault weapons ban, limiting the amount of ammunition that could be in a magazine. they're looking for what they call sensible gun control. but they also recognize that because of the gun lobbying here in washington, d.c. that it's a very tough battle that they are about to fight. >> i was going to say, they have a pretty tough battle ahead of them for sure. emily, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> reporter: yep. >>> now the latest on lance armstrong. his attorney says armstrong will not testify in front of the u.s. anti-doping agency, at least not before the deadline expires. usada's chief says armstrong has until february 6th to testify about his drug use. he also had this to say to 60 minutes about armstrong's assertion that he did not really think he was cheating. >> it's amazing. you could go to almost any kindergarten in this country or frankly around the world and find kids playing tag or four square and ask them what cheating is. and every one of them will tell you it's breaking the rules of the game
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-capacity magazines. you see the legislation being prepared by senator dianne feinstein and others. we ask they strengthen national background check system and eliminate existing loopholes, strengthen penalties for strong purchases of guns. the plan president obama unveiled includes much of what we asked for in that letter. we will work with the president and the congress to get critical in needed legislative reforms enacted now. we also shedding courage corporations to follow common-sense principles and business practices to encourage gun safety. we will support and encourage any official of any political party who understands that the american people deserve to be protected from threats both foreign and domestic. we devote our time and energy to serving our community. that is public service. , on monday, the nation will celebrate the inauguration of president barack obama and the legacy of the late dr. martin luther king jr.. as mayors at this moment in our history it is good to be reminded of dr. king's words. dr. king said the measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfo
to you as a public-service by your television provider. >> earlier today, california senator dianne feinstein introduced new legislation. here is part of that. >> today, my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of these feeding devices that can accept more than 10 rounds. let me describe the legislation. we prohibit 158 specifically named military-style firearms. since the 1994 law expired, there has been an influx of new models of assault weapons. these models are more powerful, more lethal and more tech technically advanced they were in 1993. our bill also prohibits other semi-automatic rifles of shotguns and rifles that can accept a detachable magazines. one criticism of the 1994 law was that it was a two characteristic test that defined it and that was too easy to work around. manufactures could remove one of the characteristics and the firearm was legal. the bill we're introducing today, will make it much more difficult to work around by moving a one characteristic test. the bill also prevents and prohibits specific
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